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April Means Cherrybration Days & Pink Plates!

The popular culinary promotion, Pink Plate Specials, returns April 1 – 30, 2016, as a part of Cherrybration Days celebrating the blossoming season of Howard County’s 1,800+ pink kwanzan cherry and pink native dogwood trees. Now in its 9th year, this promotion invites local Chefs and restaurateurs to “think pink” by adding Pink Plate Specials to their menus or hosting special Pink promotions to help raise cancer awareness and support the Claudia Mayer / Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. Each restaurant creates its own unique, appetizing promotion from specialty drinks to incredible Chef’s menus, tempting desserts and raffles with over-the-top prizes.

See which restaurants are participating here.

Festival Season in #HoCoMD

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You don’t have to run off to the desert to enjoy a good warm weather jamboree, Howard County has festivals, music and outdoor entertainment for every taste and every age!

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Tap The App!


#‎HowardOnTap‬ is your exclusive link to the exciting ‪#‎craftbeer‬ scene in central Maryland! Download it now in the App Store & travel the trail to seven different craft beer attractions in and around Howard County, MD! HowardOnTap.com

Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

2016 visitors guide coverThe award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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